The men’s U.S. Ski Team wrapped up their stop in Alta Badia on Sunday, with the Audi FIS World Cup giant slalom event. Ted Ligety dominated the field of competition to win with a 2.04 margin after his first run. Marcel Hirscher of Austria followed in second place, with Thomas Fanara of France in third.
039;s great to come here,” said Ligety. “This is a really cool hill. Everybody on the World Cup truly enjoys this hill and the experience in Alta Badia.”
Today’s victory gave Ted a boost in his overall point race against Aksel Lund Svindal, and further solidified his lead in the GS discipline. It was also Ligety’s 14th career GS victory, which ties him with Austria’s Benni Raich and Hermann Maier for the number four spot for all-time wins.
Fellow American Tim Jitloff had a skied strong to finish in 17th.
The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup men’s tour moves on to Madonna di Campiglio to sneak in a slalom event on Tuesday before the team goes on hiatus for the holidays.